Posts tagged ‘Department for Transport’

Transport committee: Keep east coast rail line in public ownership

A committee of MPs has called for fundamental reform of the rail franchising system.

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Continue Reading July 28, 2009 at 1:23 pm Leave a comment

New targets for Heathrow airport needed to reduce noise and pollution

The Commons Transport Select Committee has produced a report on the use of UK airspace.

Continue Reading July 13, 2009 at 11:57 am Leave a comment

The week in Parliament – Plasma TVs, The Sun, and pot plants

What we’ve learnt this week – environmental minister Huw Irranca-Davies is a Sun reader.

Continue Reading June 26, 2009 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

Lords discuss police response to road and rail accidents

A member of the House of Lords has questioned the length of time it takes police and transport authorities to re-open road and rail routes after an accident.

Continue Reading June 23, 2009 at 12:56 pm 1 comment

MP praises scheme to provide more disabled access to rail network

An MP has proposed a series of measures that would give people with disabilities greater access to the country’s train network.

Continue Reading June 22, 2009 at 1:05 pm Leave a comment

New projections map “sobering” change in UK climate over next century

The Environment Secretary has made a statement to MPs about the publication of new projections for the UK’s future climate.

Continue Reading June 19, 2009 at 3:47 pm 1 comment

10,000 people ‘forced out of their homes’ by Heathrow expansion

As many as 10,000 people could be forced to relocate if the third runway is built at Heathrow, Labour MP John McDonnell said in a Westminster Hall debate yesterday.

Continue Reading June 17, 2009 at 11:53 am Leave a comment

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